Seeking: Taxonomy of textual discussion formats/modes. I want to see categorical comparisons between 1-on-1 instant messaging, group messaging, forum threads, social media posts, with comments, with comments and replies, with fully nested comments/replies, with Tumblr’s crazy “only see this comment’s lineage” interface, wikis, Discourse, plain text chat rooms, rich chat rooms like slack/discord/hipchat, etc.

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Maybe the format is something like TVTropes, where there’s a page for every specific site/app, and each one gets a bunch of tags that comprehensively describe how it works, and each tab has a page that describes how that aspect works, which major sites/apps use it, pros and cons, etc.

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